opinion

The President: The New Symbol of Parliamentary Armenia

Under the old governance system the president was the most powerful figure in Armenia. But if the prime minister is going to replace the president as the leader of the executive branch of government, what is the role of the president? In this opinion piece for EVN Report Jenny Paturyan explores the scenarios.

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In this exceptionally honest and candid article, Gevorg Ter-Gabrielyan writes about his impressions from the first few months of the Karabakh Movement 30 years ago, with words he did not have nor could find at the time.

editorial

The Cost of Political Activism and Jars Full of Sewage

City councillor Marina Khachatryan was attacked by a group of male colleagues when she attempted to hand a glass jar of raw sewage to Mayor Taron Margaryan to highlight the issue of seeping sewage in the Nubarashen district of the capital city.

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My “Karabakh Movement”

Journalist Lusine Hovhannesyan recounts her personal memories as a university student during the first days of the Karabakh Movement. She writes, “We became beautiful and fell in love easily like young men and women living out their last days at the barricades and we sang songs of resilience in the streets of Yerevan.”

EVN: A space for critical discourse and new narratives. 

Listen to the main developments of 2018 in our first news roundup of the year: From the situation on the frontline, to new tax legislation, from protests and rallies to new plans and celebrations, this and every Friday on EVN Report.

EVN Report’s Editorial Board member Sara Anjargolian speaks to Ruben Khachatryan, director and founder of the Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC), who also serves as the director of the Yerevan Zoo about the controversial issue of caged bears in Armenia. The condition of these animals was brought to international attention after the story was published in the UK-based The Daily Mail.

Born and raised in Yerevan, Vahe Baloulian, the Co-founder of DiVine & Partners, a group that includes six restaurants and a vineyard in Armenia, France and the U.S. spoke to EVN Report's Maria Titizian about a life of travel, inspiration and the understanding of home. 

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